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We WON!! #GoFranklinGO!

We WON!! #GoFranklinGO!

Franklin received 69% of the vote in the final round with Savannah, GA. Throughout the contest, 1.3 million votes were cast. Here’s what the editors of Garden & Gun had to say about us:

“Franklin rallied its fan base early thanks to lots of homegrown support and some clever use of social media. After beating out Fairhope, AL, Oxford, MS, and Florence, AL, in the first three rounds, Franklin went head-to-head against Hot Springs, AR, in the Final Four. The support continued into the championship matchup against fan favorite Savannah, GA.

“We want to thank everyone who participated in the bracket over the past couple of weeks. We were overwhelmed with the passion you showed for all of these towns. Rest assured your votes counted-all 1.3 million of them.

“It goes without saying that the South is home to more great towns than could fit in one bracket. Regardless of the winner, we hope this contest brought some attention to all the wonderful places to live and visit in Dixie.

“Congratulations to the town of Franklin.”

We are honored to have been in competition with ALL of these INCREDIBLE Southern Towns and especially SAVANNAH.

To celebrate: Downtown Franklin is had an early happy hour today, Friday April 4. From 3-5 p.m. to celebrate. Stop by your favorite Main Street area hangout and toast the victory. Mellow Mushroom, Gray’s On Main, 55 South, Puckett’s Boathouse, Puckett’s Restaurant, McCreary’s Irish Pub, 55 South — they’re all ready to celebrate the victory.

Sweet CeCe’s Five Points location in Downtown Franklin is offered $1 off  frozen yogurt from 3-5 p.m. today if you walk in and say “we won.”

Mellow Mushroom celebrated the win with specials on their local products from 3-5 p.m. today. Local beer Turtle Anarchy is $3, Arrington Vineyard wines are $2 off, and the yummy spinach artichoke dip is just $5.